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  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    ELLSWORTH — Officers responded to several residents in need of aid this week. On Dec. 9, police were called to two separate residences to speak with men who were having thoughts of suicide, according to a report. Officers brought one of the men to the hospital and confirmed that a crisis worker was on the

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 13

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 13

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office handled a number of collisions during the past week. A sport utility vehicle and a sedan collided after the SUV’s driver failed to notice a stop sign at the intersection of School House Road and Old County Road in Orland Monday, Detective Franklin Jennings said. Steven Holman, 64,

  • Ellsworth Police raise $3,000 with No-Shave November

    Ellsworth Police raise $3,000 with No-Shave November

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Police Department is looking clean shaven once again, but its No-Shave November campaign helped raise $3,000 this year for charity. The money was split between the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and the sister of an Ellsworth police officer who is currently battling cancer. Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier —

  • Man gets 30 days for possession of child pornography

    Man gets 30 days for possession of child pornography

    ELLSWORTH — A Gouldsboro man found guilty of possessing child pornography received a 30-day jail sentence at his sentencing hearing Dec. 5. Jerome Humery, 54, is currently free on post-conviction bail pending appeal. Justice Bruce C. Mallonee also ordered two years of probation with the conditions that Humery, who works doing computer repair, provide his

  • Electricity rates rise

    Electricity rates rise

    ELLSWORTH — Keeping the lights on is about to get more expensive for some customers in Hancock County and surrounding areas. After accepting bids from suppliers, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) announced Dec. 4 that the standard offer for electricity supply for customers in the Emera Maine Bangor Hydro District will increase just under

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    GOULDSBORO — On Nov. 27, police were dispatched to a vehicle that had gone off the road on Route 1. The responding officer located the driver of the vehicle, Jeffrey Lynn, 36, of Gouldsboro, walking along Guzzle Road. Lynn was summoned on charges of failure to display a valid inspection certificate, failure to provide valid

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    BUCKSPORT — A vehicle struck a utility pole in the southeastern portion of the Hannaford parking lot Monday, taking out power to the store’s lights and checkout registers for more than two hours. The store was closed until Central Maine Power could repair the damage to the affected pole and lines. The accident occurred around

  • Barge, diver raise sunken lobster boat

    Barge, diver raise sunken lobster boat

    GOULDSBORO — The big winds that pummeled eastern Maine late in November did plenty of damage along the coast, including the sinking of the lobster boat Robin A. II in Prospect Harbor. Last Friday, Bar Harbor scuba diver Ed Monat joined Captain Wid Minctons and his Southwest Harbor-based crane barge Charles Bradley in a salvage

  • Woman injured after vehicle goes airborne

    Woman injured after vehicle goes airborne

    ELLSWORTH — A 51-year-old woman from Harrington was taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center on Monday afternoon after the vehicle she was driving “went airborne and then tumbled end over end until she struck a tree,” said Ellsworth Police Department Sgt. Chad Wilmot in an email. Edna Curtis was heading south on the